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Walmer Castle and Gardens, Walmer

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Experience the lifestyle of English royalty at Walmer Castle and Gardens, a former artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII. The fort consisted of a keep and four circular bastions surrounded by a moat, built to defend the strategically important coastal areas against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire. In the 18th century the military fortification became a private residence with extensive landscaped gardens. In the early 20th century, the castle and its grounds opened to the public. Pick up an informative audio guide at the entrance, and stop at the tea room for some sandwiches and scones. Plan to see Walmer Castle and Gardens and other attractions that appeal to you using our Walmer road trip app.
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  • Lots of things for children around the gardens and a picturesque walk. There were so many things to see and do.  more »
  • Travelled all the way from central London today after buying our tickets the night before 3 x adults at 12.60 a ticket, only to find out that the castle was closed and the money paid was just to walk....  more »
  • This is one of English Heritages best. The gardens are stunning, with fantastic walks, which have play areas for the kids dotted around. The audio tour is very good, with a separate family tour, which kept my three kids absorbed. Plenty of parking, a cafe and stunning views out to sea as well. Well worth the visit, and is an amazing day out! 👍
  • Absolutely worth visiting!! Gardens are gorgeous. Castle or Fort not only is a castle to wonder about in but has glorious collection of artifacts on display. Really friendly and helpful staff And audio tour available for self walk Worth every moment ❤️

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